Amazing Mushroom Appetizer

I still remember the surprisingly good mushroom taste when a friend fixed these at rendezvous. Serve them with your favorite dips, dressings, and sauces.

Plate of fried mock mushrooms with box of crackers in background Want a super easy, 3 ingredient appetizer that’s delicious? These mock mushrooms deliver!

The first time I ate these, our friend Slim Skinner fixed ‘em up in his tipi at rendezvous. I still remember the surprisingly good mushroom taste and that was years ago. Of course, I asked for the recipe which he shared. It is only 3 ingredients and easy to remember.Egg carton with cream of mushroom soup can and pound package of butter on it and a box of crackers behind it

Mock Mushrooms

  • 1 can condensed Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 1 sleeve of saltine crackers
  • 1 egg
  • Butter for frying

Note: Use the regular saltine crackers. We tried  the whole wheat crackers and the whole wheat taste overpowered the mushroom flavor.

  1. Crush the saltines in the sleeve and then dump them in a bowl. Hand crush a bit more if needed. You want a mix of fine and small crumbs.Mixing bowl with crushed saltine cracker crumbs and one raw egg stirred in, and condensed cream of mushrooms soup sitting on top of crumbs. A teaspoon is also in the bowl.
  2. Add your egg to the cracker crumbs and stir in a bit.
  3. Add the condensed soup right out of the can to the cracker and egg mixture. Stir until gloppy.
  4. Melt butter in a skillet. Heat the butter a bit more. Use your fingers and the spoon to shape one scant teaspoon of batter into a blob to drop in the pan. Test fry one mushroom. When the butter is bubbling, add more blobs.
  5. Fry until brown on all sides. Remove “mushrooms” to a paper towel lined bowl. Add more butter to the skillet during cooking as needed.stirred up mock mushroom batter in bowl with teaspoon

When frying, use a long handled utensil to move the mushrooms around to minimize getting burned by popping grease. You could also use  a deeper pan to fry in. This recipe makes 40 pieces using a scant teaspoon measure for the mushrooms.mock mushrooms frying in skillet with butter

Serve up your mock mushrooms as an appetizer, side dish, or snack. You can serve them with your favorite dips, dressings, and sauces or just enjoy them plain.

Author: Cindy Avery

Retired from education, Cindy still likes to learn and enjoys sharing useful and unique information. She hopes to encourage others in their learning journey.

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